Zachary Sweeney-Lynch

Article, Volume #55

Neoliberal Urbanism and Inner-city Football Culture

Posted on July 5, 2019 — by

One thing gentrification thrives on is heritage. Whether it is the grand redbrick houses of a run-down neighbourhood, or the rich and diverse culture of working-class areas, the middle-class drivers of gentrification are attracted by a sense of history. But as much as gentrification fetishizes heritage, it consumes it, mutates it, and sometimes destroys it.

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